MAGPIES The Barstools!
I went down the coast the other day at Currimundi, cycling along the bike/walking track to the beach, and a magpie grabbed my earlobe and ripped it the bastard! Constantly dive bombing me as well, got to the beach and saw a group walking back the way I came and one picked up a stick, for the maggie.
Blood dripping out of my ear lobe I hinted to the group best of luck as it was one angry sausage of a bird . Bit of a laugh at my sufferage and on I went.
Smart me on my way back decided to detour said winged beast and take the road back, wouldnt you believe it, I was grabbed on the ear again no noise only a squawk as the bugger bit my earlobe then flew off again.
Two strikes, I had my sunnies and helmet on, ear flaps now on the apparel. list< .
I used to laugh at people wearing bright coloured pipe cleaners and other th tings on bike helmets to keep maggies away. No longer will I think that is stupid, or weird, smart people learn by experience! and now I think its cool!
If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.